For the most part people replying have it correct. Vortex is not a good clan to mono with. However they have one of the best half decks in elo. That half is:
Cyb Lihia, C wing, Deea, Dagg
It is only 11 stars leaving you with plenty of room to put in lots of big cards. Here is the part I disagree with people on though. Vortex is best played with POWER MANIPULATION. Here is why: when you play with vortex you will tend to end up with more pills at the end of the game. Those extra pills can best be used by HIGH POWERED CARDS. I believe Ulu Watu to be the best for this although I'm sure Bangers with Blaaster would work well too. Here is a very good deck that will get you to 1300 in no time every week: Time Surfers(ELO)
The other effective way to use this half deck is with a clan that can apply a huge life gap (Jungo, Berzerk, La Junta, FPC). I prefer Jungo, especially in a half deck. I have gotten to 1430 with both of these similar decks:
Ongh version: Deja Vu (1431)
Askai version: I TOOK MY LAST FINAL EVER TODAY
Yes, that does make sense. Guess it is a lot more difficult at high levels b/c of Piranas/Nightmare/GHEIST and possibly Roots. I am starting to believe the best deck to play at the top are anti SOA/SOB and PussyCats lack that.
I agree Medivh, haven't been using it this week
Agree with Medivh and Hoax. The composition of opponents change when you go up in elo. In the lower portions you'll meet every single kind of deck under the sun, but beyond 1300 there's like 3 or 4 types of decks, at best (it may not necessarily be GHEIST, piranas and rescue *every* week, but yeah those clans do pop up alot).
So you make a deck, climb to 1350, look around and see what everyone else is using, then modify or change your deck accordingly.
Leviatonn and toro is banned this week
Didnt see this before, never inteded to copy your deck
Rate and comment please
Nice deck when the cards are not ELO banned.
The new version, is it better?
STOP characters are not very good for 1/2 decks. There's a very high chance that you'll end up with characters with neither ability nor bonus. Trust me, plain 6/5 Janice is very sad.
Ulu Watu really needs at least 5 characters- you've got to have their bonus.
Junta is ok with 4 characters, but they have to be the right characters, such as Naginata, Bryan and Trish, all 3 of which can make a difference even without their bonus. Unfortunately that is also 12*.
Neither clan has especially great 2* characters, which is also a problem.
13* for Ulu could be Nanook, Felicia, Lin Bee, Gabrielle, Taigo. If you have 14*, upgrade Taigo -> Gaia or Janice.
Again, I think there are inherent problems with Ulu + Junta, but I would suggest something like:
Um first of all Sak is one of the weakest for ELO because their best cards (Guru, Graks, Uranus and Sigma) are all banned. Even if you use them, there's no reason to use them mono-clan.
Second, you should probably pick up Jautya and Stella. Prioritize Stella because first she's much better than Sol Hana and second she may go up in value in a few months. 8-8.5k is a fair price for her right now. I also like Corina. But I'm down on Petra. TrinmkkT is also interesting if you have room for it.
I'm still kinda new to ELO but this is a variation of my mono all stars deck I use in T1 DT and I've gotten to 53rd with it before. The only difference between the two decks is the DT one uses Striker instead of Alexi. I was wondering what people who do ELO more often think.
Yep, Tula is the best 2* After Bonnie.
Why half when you can go mono?
Hey folks. Me again. Decided with Artus around now, wanted to try this.
As always, comments greatly appreciated.
I need a hug
Banned Bristone: Replace her with Leviatonn and Eadh for Artus
This topic is so lulzy xD